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four children when a bomb hit this apartment building. israeli officials say hamas is using civilian buildings as cover to launch rockets across the border. in tel aviv, people on the street ran for cover when sirens signaled an approaching rocket. israel's iron dome defense system has intercepted more than 240 rockets. during a trip to asia, president obama warned israel about expanding into a ground war but he defended israel's fighting back. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. >> reporter: u.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon is in cairo, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas radio network warning people from gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama is right now in cambodia. he will raise human rights concerns in his meeting today with
umbrellases right? >> i am so excited for you guys. [ laughter ] >> you better come out with us. >> you will have such a good time. yes. you know what? i think the way it's going to happen, you will be right in the band of rain. you have more rain coming your way. >> excellent! >> we are seeing scattered showers outside this morning but you can see a stronger band off the coastline that's going to be pushing in over the next couple of hours. so the rain is going to be picking up if you are heading out on the commute this morning, it's going to be slick on the roads. we have already seen some of those scattered showers and then there's another band often the coastline but this one is going to get things going so high-def doppler radar picking up on the rainfall right now. it's been fairly light but that's about to change as we are going to see that band move onshore. that one will come on this morning, then maybe a break, and scattered showers. just for frank and michelle right here that band is going to come onshore with heavier rainfall and maybe even some thunderstorms. that sounds v
the smoke alarms and formed the evacuation of the about. the fire department tells us there's just minor damage to the electrical room and they aren't sure how it started. city hall should be open for business as usual today. >>> sierra lamar's accused killer faces new charges this morning. 21-year-old antolin garcia torres was been charged with trying to kidnap three other victims during three cam,ing in 2009. lamar disappeared in march of this year. torres was arrested in may for her kidnapping and murder even though lamar's body has not been found. >>> we are getting a look at two men suspected of kidnapping a woman and driving her from atm to atm in the east bay. walnut creek police say this video shows two men trying to withdraw money from a woman's account. she told police they grabbed her outside her office threw her in the back of her car. the suspects drove around to at least three other machines before dumping her and the car in the oakland hills. >> this doesn't happen here. >>> the woman told the police the suspects were named david and aubrey. police say they escaped in a sm
in line. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from the jersey shore with problems people are facing. >> reporter: good morning. the number of utility workers from around the country getting their power back online, mass transit coming back online, but there's so many problems, there's so many people who have lost homes, the temperatures are dropping, they don't have electricity, they don't have heat so small wonder that tempers are fraying. >>> reporter: you didn't have to look hard to find frustrated people. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels and subway lines are clear of water. and the pumps are operating 24 hours a day to speed up the process. but one look at this tunnel connecting manhattan and brooklyn shows just how much work is still left to be done. the nights are especially hard for people without electricity. >> we've been cold some nights. >> dark and cold. >> reporter: con ed says it will have power back on tomorrow for hundreds
and a divisive election. he told supporters the best is yet to come. and cbs reporter bigad shaban joins us from chicago where the president, of course, is celebrating at the end of a campaign that lasted nearly two years and cost some $2 billion. bigad. >> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at half past midnight in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters but one of the first few things he said during his half hour or so speech is that he wanted to congratulate governor romney and paul ryan on what he described as a hard-fought campaign. in fact, later he said, we may battle fiercely but it's because we love this country deeply. >>> reporter: the president's family joined him on stage to celebrate four more years in the white house. cheers ] >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. [ applause and cheers ] >> you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> reporter: the president won almost all of the battleground states giving him a decisive electoral college victory. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened
life. >> the murder victim, rory parkpettiford had just bought a used bmw that morning. he was 22 years old and an aspiring hip-hop singer. his father is now urging the suspect on the run to turn himself in. >>> president obama has sent secretary of state hillary clinton to the middle east to help mediate an end to the deadly conflict there between israel and the palestinians. it's now been about a week since israel began air strikes at the gaza strip. it is retaliation for rocket attacks on israel by hamas. at least 113 palestinians have been killed in gaza, nearly half civilians. the death toll in israel remains at 3. susan mcginnis has more on the continuing violence. >>> reporter: mosques in gaza issued the call for morning prayers today even as bombs and missiles rained down around them. the israeli military says it hit about 100 terror sites overnight, including the islamic national bank in gaza city that israel says it used to fund terror operations. hamas militants have launched more than 1,000 rockets into israel during this week-long battle. palestinian officials say 38 more p
. >> reporter: ordering a pentagon investigation of one of the nation's highest profile u.s. military officials. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petreaus as head of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the investigation involving his predecessor. secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned the case over to department of defense investigators. the senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petreaus' resignation as head of the cia. >> if you know my sister like i said, she is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: kelley went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. those were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. broadwell was having an affair with petreaus and reportedly believed kelley was a romantic rival for his attention. monday night investigators searched broadwell's home. agents didn't say what they were looking for but carried out boxes and a computer. general allen is in washing
visibility in much of the bay area. anne makovec is in san francisco near the bay bridge to give us a look at conditions there and we can still see the fog behind you. >> it is really bad out here. you know, we talk about fog. a lot of mornings, especially at this hour, but today, it really is exceptionally foggy. you can see the bay bridge behind me. you can barely see it. you can see some of the lights shrouded in fog. we took pictures a little bit earlier at the bay bridge toll plaza and you can see how difficult it is for drivers to see if one of those situations where you're coming up on the car in front of you and suddenly you have to break. if those lights just come up on you very quickly. fog advisories on the bay area bridges, particularly troublesome in the vacaville davis area, according to the chp, visibility at less than 100 feet and the chp also mentioned 580 east being a difficult commute. so if you can hold off on your commute, i'd recommend doing that until a little bit later on in the day. right now live in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs5. >>> and somewhere out there, t
the weekend? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and the roads are slick this morning. so if you want to use mass transit, might be a good idea but we are just getting word of bart delays. which lines are impacted, coming up. >> good morning, it's fry, november 9. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. we begin this hour with developing news in san francisco. a lightning strike near a transformer causing a power outage and now dozens of customers are left in the dark. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran has more from san francisco with an update on the work crews are doing. how's it going? >> reporter: they are working hard. i spoke with a crew member a few moments ago who said four or five transformers are affected. i want to show you right now, there's a lot of work going on in the noe valley neighborhood to try to turn that power back on. right now 100 customers are affected. pg&e says lightning didn't directly hit the transformers here but it hit near hoffman avenue. now customers on fountain street, grandview avenue are also affected. for or five transformers were hit o
of mud from that broken pipe and joins us live with more. >> reporter: daly city is one example of how cities can't afford to keep up with the old infrastructure. now civil injuries are saying basically we should prepare for more natural catastrophes here in the bay area. poor welds and lack of inspecial caused the explosion an incineration of a san bruno neighborhood years ago. putting off maintenance is not an option but they can't afford to do it. we are told more aging pipes could be in the area. injuries didn't look favorably on the infrastructure. the grade they gave for urban stormwater and flood control was a low d. in order to keep up, the bay area needs to spend nearly $3 billion. lawmakers say raising taxes is controversial but it's the best option. they voted in berkeley to pay higher property taxes to fix roads and other problems in the infrastructure. so engineers say at this point it could be a cautionary tale. pay up now or pay more down the road. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >> go to cbssf.com/weather to see hi-def doppler in your own neighborhood. >>> 5:06. let
their votes in delaware. >>> there's also a big battle over control of the u.s. senate. democrats currently hold a 51- 47 edge over the republicans with the two independents caucusing with the democrats. now, the race to watch include the bay state of massachusetts where polls show republican incumbent scott brown is in a very tight race with democrat liz when warren and in missouri democratic incumbent claire mccaskill facing a tough challenge from republican richard mourdock despite his comments last week about rape. 33 senate seats up for grabs with races in several states that could go either way. >>> several states have ballot propositions dealing with controversial social issues. four states have measures with immigration, marijuana-related measures to be decided in six states, and three states have propositions dealing with same- sex marriage. >>> less than two hours before polls open in california but many people have already voted. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the alameda county registrar of voters. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, we were here yesterday and we s
on the east coast all those years, you are used to getting up at 9:00 and boom there it is. you have to wait a little longer here. looks like a nice day. >> you can see the crowds are already lining up on the streets there. >>> black friday is starting a whole day earlier this year. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington live outside a kmart store in san mateo this morning. kmart opens in an hour. >> reporter: there is a line already wrapped around the building. some people got here at 10 p.m. last night. the kmart opens at 6 a.m. and is among a handful of stores opening on thursday for black friday sales. a lot of people are bundled up because it's chilly. you have your blanket. what are you out here for? >> for the door busters, the televisions that are $97 and 1.99. i think that's the majority of people out here for the tvs. >> reporter: what do you think about behalf hang on thanksgiving this year at a lot -- happening on thanksgiving this year at a lot of places? >> i think it's a positive thing because, you know, that way if we're out here now we still have dinnertime with the family. a l
for the thanksgiving holiday. it used to be the busiest travel holiday but it doesn't appear to be. but there is more traffic on the roads and they are wet. i hydroplaned a couple of times coming down here on highway 101. here are picture we shot at the redwood city caltrains station. people doing planes, trains and automobiles for their thanksgiving travel. we are waiting for things to pick up. it's only 5 a.m. but we'll talk to people about how the rain is impacting their travel plans. but first let's check in with lawrence karnow because he has more information on how long this rain is going to last. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, the rain continues around the bay area but it tapers off toward the latter part of the morning. right now hi-def doppler picking up on all the showers outside. it pushes through parts of the south and east bay now. you can see the rain line shifted southward. the cold front moving through overnight with winds. pockets of moderate rainfall. if you are at the 280, more of that towards sunnyvale, milpitas. we'll see this on and off this morning but then it
morning commute, gosh, it is just a mess in a lot of spots all across the bay area. use mass transit. one of our biggest hot spots now continues to be the area around the dublin interchange. you can actually see on our camera those flashing lights. that's all lanes blocked on westbound 580 approaching 680 near the dublin interchange. some traffic is able to squeeze by on the right-hand shoulder but we have seen backups since early this morning after this big rig accident happened. let's go to our maps for the drive time across the stretch more than 20 minutes. 23 minutes between the altamont pass and 680 but again that real bottleneck is through the dublin-pleasanton area. more reports of downtown wires downed trees in fact all lanes are blocked in both directions of 84 in woodside between grandview and 35. we have wind advisories on about every bridge in the bay area including across the golden gate bridge. you can see conditions are slick. and yeah we just got lots of reports of different spinouts, ponding in lanes and windy conditions, as well. you can see it a little earlier in our 88
and tells us why investigators believe that this fire is suspicious. good morning, cate. >>> reporter: it's what they found when they first got here that tipped them off. investigators are actually still here on the scene of the fire. contra costa fire investigator says he is right now sifting through the rubble looking for more evidence. but when firefighters first got here they found a molotov cocktail or homemade incendiary device just outside the nail salon or the magic touch salon. investigators found the fire was contained just to this business. and they were able to find out where it started. but at this point, they still don't know what sparked the blaze. >> when firefighters first arrived, they found the front window of the business broken open with heavy black smoke coming out. fairly localized fires they were able to put out fairly quickly with no obvious signs of how the fire may have started. so a closed business in the middle of the night, considering that, it may be suspicious. >> reporter: the fire inspector told me they got the call around 11:38 from a fire alarm that tip
gunfire with officers. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran tells us streets in the area have shut down. cate. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. take a look. i want to show you that, yes, there are streets closed in the area. there's a lot of police activity. we see here's milpitas police fire trucks in the area. the roads that are closed that we are able to confirm is jacklin road between arizona and campbell. they are closing off the road. we heard from our kcbs partners they won't expect to be open until 7 a.m. there was an officer-involved shooting in the area. we are waiting for the public information officer to arrive on scene to confirm that but we heard that milpitas police were trying to pull over a man in a tan honda and then took off, jumped out of the car and reportedly fired shots at officers. again, these are reports that we are hearing. we are waiting for police confirmation in the next cummins. we are hoping that we can confirm this more in detail but to give you an idea of the area right here, there are three schools here. a middle s
believed in us. >> we're so fortunate to have these fans. they're the best. >> the hardware was on hand in the hands of manager bruce bochy carrying the trophy throughout the parade. his car ran out of gas, believe it or not but eventually ended up at city hall. bart had the second highest day of ridership on record, 475,000 people taking bart into the city compared to 300,000 on average. final numbers expected to come out later today. we posted a whole lot of video of the parade, the crowd and all things giants memorabilia, if you would like to reminisce or just take a look, go to cbssf.com. >> so much fun out there. >>> the east coast is slowly recovering from super storm sandy. this morning some new york city subways are rolling again. also today laguardia airport is re-opening. but 5 million people are still without electricity and the number of deaths blamed on sandy has passed 70. ines ferre joins us now with more on the storm from lower manhattan. ines. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. i am at the entrance of new york's fdr drive and you can see that this area is still floode
slow and as elissa mentioned the storm is here and actually hasn't reached us here at the richmond/san rafael bridge but we are ready and the whole purpose is to remind drivers to be ready, as well. you do want to go slow on these bridges especially with those high winds. that high wind warning is expect to last until 11:00 this morning. live on the richmond/san rafael bridge, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> dry now but it is acomin'. >> yeah, elizabeth, that's good advice that cate was saying go slow. seems like it's a day for two hands on the wheel. >> yes. we'll check in with mass transit in just a minute. if you want to beat the rain, right now is a great time to go. we are not seeing too many incidents on the roads. it's dry. so here's a live look right now at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is not too bad. it's easy breezy trip right now into san francisco. similar story across the san mateo bridge. i checked in with chp and we still don't have any chp issued wind advisories. that's different than the one issued by the national weather service. chp drives these bridges every morning a
to investigate the attack on that u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. as susan mcginnis reports, former cia director david petraeus is now on the list of witnesses. >>> reporter: after calls by congressional leadership, former cia director david petraeus will testify before congress tomorrow about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> good luck, sir. >> thank you. >> reporter: petraeus was scheduled to testify today before a house intelligence committee but those plans changed after he resigned following his admission of an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. benghazi is at the center of another capitol hill battle. senate republicans say they will not accept the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice as a replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> reporter: senators john mccain and lindsey graham say rice was either lying or incompetent when she made this statement five days after the attack. >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplann
. elissa, tell us about this new marketing strategy. >> reporter: j.c. penney wasn't even supposed to open until 6:00 this morning but opened an hour early at 5:00. you can see shoppers inside. some of the competitors opened as early as yesterday to offer deal seekers door buster sales. j.c. penney has a different business model. they are all about low prices every day. the new ceo ron johnson eliminated sales and coupon deals to try to change the way america shops. sales dropped by 26%. the company also posted a $123 million loss last quarter. still, they are sticking to their guns. they are, however, having this black friday sale. they are calling their only sale weekend of the year but they didn't want to overlap into thanksgiving. they decided they were not going to open until today. usually they open at 4 a.m. on black friday. they opened an hour later. i spoke with some shoppers waiting for the doors to open. >> it's a little late an everyone is probably really tired and they won't have that much money because they have been spending it other places. >> reporter: j.c. penney is also
. >> and the aggravation of being ticketed. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, honey, don't use your sleeve. vo: for cold and flu season, there's clorox bleach. enough for a washington mane honors veterans *every day of the year.. welcome back.. >>> one washington man honors veterans every day of the year. welcome back, everyone. >> in a peugeot sound neighborhood, nearly everyone stops for the sound of that trumpet. >> the 71-year-old says he does it partly in appreciation for the military and partly for the neighbors. when they hear him, they come out of their homes and stand at attention. >> how could you not? taps. >> he says it's a moment they can all honor or reflect in silence. >> it does make you think a lot. >> tell us who you would like to thank this veterans day. e-mail us or comment on our facebook or twitter page. my mom, dad, uncles, two grandfathers, cousin in the air force. i come from a strong military family. >> my father is a veteran, his brother, my grandparents as well. does make you reflect a lot. >> it does and they should be honored every day of the year. >> absolutely. >>> it is holiday light t
joins us from burlingame where hundreds of guest, i would imagine, anne, they are just waiting to go back to sleep. >> reporter: they were woken up in the middle of the night by an alarm, a lot of them have spent hours in their cars here in the parking lot. i'm at the embassy suites in burlingame on anza boulevard. you can see emergency personnel still here on scene. now, this hotel has been cleared. but they are starting the process of getting people back into their rooms. they are prioritizing people with early-morning flights. the hotel is right by the airport. so several people are trying get out of town. here's how it started according to some of the officials on scene. there was an alarm at 12:30 this morning saying that there was going to be a -- there was a carbon monoxide issue. [ loud background noise ] >> reporter: so officials came in and they were able to evacuate the hotel. they sounded an alarm. they then got on the bull horn and told everybody to evacuate and it turns out that this was all due to a malfunctioning boiler which emergency crews have been able to isolate
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